play

nature

education

rooted in imagination

Ferntop Nature Preschool is a  unique, Christ-centered preschool, licensed by the state of Tennessee, on an eight-acre farm in rural Williamson County. Our students enjoy the benefits of an entirely outdoor education. 

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Sing and Play

Sing and Play is a rich experience for both caregiver and child (ages 3-5). Parents/Caregivers will be a part of a creative musical experience as we learn - not just in nature, but with nature. 

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The Herbalist & The Educator

Surrounded by an inspiring environment, you will experience the benefits of herbs to  support your family's physical and social/emotional needs. Join Melissa Vines of Along The Meadow, and Clare Nugent of Ferntop Nature School for an exciting series of  classes as we unpack using herbs in your home while drawing children into the imaginative possibilities of plants. 

NEW PROGRAMS!

Beginning Fall 2021

ENROLLMENT 2021-22

Ages 3-5

Enrolling now! Learn more... 

Ages 3-6

Preschool is currently full for 2021-22. 

Ages 3-6

The Bird Buddies Afternoon Club is currently full for 2021-22. 

Ages 6-10

This home school enrichment program is currently full for 2021-22. 

Ferntop is built on these values and it is through these values that we view education:

Empathy

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We work to understand and share the feelings of ourselves, and one another. We also
want to cultivate empathy within the context of the natural world, teaching children that
they are caregivers, and that their loving attention makes a difference.

Community

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We share this inspiring and loving space with one another, and grow together;
emotionally, cognitively, spiritually and physically, as our eyes are open to the world God
has made.

Wonder

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Because God has given us such rich imaginations, we are able to delight and become
connected to all that is around us. Our wonder drives our questions, our play and
learning.

Play 

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Play is at the heart of all we do. We see play as the most important task a child has.
Children make sense of their world through play, and development, on every level, is
enriched by play.

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